After An Immigration Raid In Texas, Educators Try To Help Children Cope With Trauma

“These children are always living in a state of vigilance. They’re always concerned about the possibility that one day their parent might be detained and deported.”

By Stella ChavezApril 3, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

In the small town of Honey Grove, Texas, several families face an uncertain future after an immigration raid in August.

Experts say that for children whose parents are detained or deported, the trauma can last a long time.

David Gamez’s dad and uncle were among the nearly 160 people detained by immigration enforcement agents at Load Trail, a factory in the Northeast Texas that makes trailers for vehicles.

The Honey Grove High School senior says he can’t stop thinking about what could happen to them.

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